Overview

Similar to the Jazzmaster in style and form, the Bass VI was an attempt by Fender to launch a successful 6-string bass with a range a full octave down from a typical 6-string guitar. Like most Fenders, the Bass VI's design was altered after the CBS-buyout before production ceased entirely in 1975. The model has been reissued a few times since. 

Years of Production: 1961 - 1975

Unique to this Year: By late '63, the pickups on the Bass VI were switched to more Jaguar-like with side notches. Foam rubber mutes and a forth control switch were also added. 

Design Elements: Three single-coil pickups, dot inlays, Jazzmaster-like body, adjustable bridge saddles, floating tremolo system, master volume and tone controls, on/off switches for individual pickups

Notable Players: Rick Danko, Dan Auerbach, Jack Bruce, Robert Smith

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Bass VI
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1963
Categories
Body Features
  • Offset

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    Plugged it in - sounds like the CURE - perfect !!!